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  • PC performers capture gold, silver at solo, ensemble event

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – A Perry Central Community School percussion ensemble earned a gold rating at state-level competition Feb. 26 and were only one point from achieving a perfect score, Music Director Rob Cason said.

    “The kids did really well,” he said, explaining that three solo performances earned silver ratings from the judges, “but were really close to gold.” The soloists were Samantha Noble on clarinet and Trent Pringle, who performed one solo on timpani and another on marimba.

  • Students earn medals at solo, ensemble contest

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Both of the ensembles and four of the five soloists from Tell City Junior-Senior High School who competed in state instrumental-music contests Feb.26 earned gold ratings, Music Director Natasha Edmondson said Tuesday.

    Seniors Mary Burst and Laurie Saalman and juniors Jessica Arnold and Chelsea Boyer earned gold as a flute quartet. Arnold, Burst and Saalman earned the top award as a flute trio.

  • The fine art of chess

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – It’s quarter to seven on Feb. 22.  In the Tell City-Perry County Public Library meeting room, it’s still and quiet as a small group of county residents sit across from each other in pairs, chessboards between them.

    These players range in ages from old to young, and have met there looking to learn about chess, gain knowledge about strategic moves and, most importantly, just to gather and participate in a game they all enjoy.

  • Committee approves wage scale for school project

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of a common construction wage committee approved a wage scale Thursday for work planned at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

  • Hitting the Mat

    The Tell City Wrestling Club’s Tell City Folkstyle Open Tourney drew hundreds of wrestlers and family members Sunday. The local group’s efforts not only help young grapplers show off their skills at home but proceeds of the event support local wrestling programs. More photos can be found in the "multimedia" section of this site. (Photos by Larry Goffinet and Vince Luecke)

  • Sectional Preparations

    More than 30 Tell City High School students took part in what has become a local rite on the opening day of Tell City’s basketball sectional: riding bicycles to the host site. Boonville was the destination for Tuesday’s riders and many wore period jerseys and helmets. Faculty accompanied students and they watched the Marksmen defeat intra-county rival Perry Central. 

  • Smith-Jacob seeks District 3 seat on Cannelton City Council

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Melinda Smith Jacob is seeking the District 3 seat on the Cannelton City Council. She filed as Republican.

    The News announced her candidacy last month but the candidate provided more information on her decision to seek elected office.

  • Phillips wants to help improve Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Priscilla Phillips wants to help make Cannelton cleaner, more fun for families and more attractive to businesses and tourists.

    That’s why the Democrat filed for the District 1 seat on the Cannelton Common Council, she said. Residing at 320 Dodge St., she called herself a stay-at-home mom who, if elected, will “have the capability to address any issues and concerns you may have pertaining to the city.”

  • Tell City awarded grant for floodwall certification

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Grants to Tell City and Cannelton to help fund certification of their floodwalls are the first in the state awarded by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs and Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing credited her city’s persistence at obtaining the needed money.

  • INDOT closes roads due to flooding

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has warned motorists about rising waters that threaten to close portions of Indiana 66.

    In Perry County, Indiana 66 from the junction of Indiana 62 at Sulphur to Derby is closed, as is the highway from Derby to Rocky Point. INDOT closes highways as water approaches the driving surface.

    The closures will remain in effect until waters recede. The following sections of roadway have either been closed or INDOT is advising motorists to use caution around these areas of high water.